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The internationally renowned Strange Fruit from Melbourne rehearse their performance of 'Spheres' for the start of the Saint Patrick's festival in Dublin Photo by: Niall Carson/PA Wire

What’s going on in Ireland in March - St Patrick’s Day events, music, festivals, and more

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The internationally renowned Strange Fruit from Melbourne rehearse their performance of 'Spheres' for the start of the Saint Patrick's festival in Dublin Photo by: Niall Carson/PA Wire

16 Mar 2012 - 18 Mar 2012
Limerick St. Patrick's Festival, Limerick City, Limerick

Limerick's St. Patrick's Festival will include the giant St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday 17th March and on the following day the 42nd International Band Championship will take place.

16 Mar 2012 - 18 Mar 2012
Wicklow St. Patrick's Day Parade, Wicklow

The Wicklow Town St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at 3pm and is made up of over 100 floats, Piped Traditional Bands, Modern & Traditional Music, Cultural & Arts schools.

16 Mar 2012 - 18 Mar 2012
Connemara Four Seasons Walking Festival - Spring

A walking festival aimed at all levels of walkers. Weekend includes pre-walks presentation by guides and two days walking in Connemara, with emphasis on archaeological and heritage sites.

Read more: Visit IrishCentral's special St. Patrick's Day section for more stories

16 - 19 March 2012
St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Dublin

Transforming St. Patrick’s Day in to a multi-day event, the annual Festival looks to improve the perception of the Irish holiday through music, dance, the arts and, of course, the annual Dublin parade.

16-18 Mar 2012
Cork St Patrick's Festival

Cork celebrates St Patrick's Day with three days of musical performances, street theatre, pageantry and special events for children. This festival features a food market, live music and free family entertainment all day from 10am to 6pm in Cork City.

17 Mar 2012
St Patrick's Day Carnival and Concert - Belfast

Belfast celebrates St Patrick's Day with a parade, a carnival and a concert at Custom Square House. This year’s theme honors the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, and the London summer Olympics...

17 Mar 2012
All Ireland Club Championship Final - Croke Park, Dublin


Dublin's Croke Park hosts the finals of the Hurling and Football Club Championships on St Patrick's Day. Ireland's best Gaelic football and hurling clubs compete for the coveted All-Ireland championship title.

17-19 Mar 2012
Mind Body Spirit Festival

The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) hosts the annual Mind Body Spirit Festival. Expand your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual horizons at this year’s Mind Body Spirit Festival Dublin, a 3 day opportunity to discover more about the world of spiritual and holistic healing and self-development.

24 Mar 2012 - 11 May 2012
Titanic Festival of Creative Arts 2012

Several plays, musical events and art installations will take place to remember those lost in the sinking of the Titanic and explore their stories further.

31 Mar 2011 - 22 Apr 2012
Titanic Belfast officially opens, Belfast


Titanic Belfast will officially open on Saturday 31st March 2012, unveiling the new exhibition centre and a host of commemorative events.

March (Aug 2011 - May 2012)
International Orchestral Series, Dublin

Each season, Dublin's National Concert Hall presents an International Orchestral Series. As it features some world-class performances led by distinguished conductors, you'll need to book in advance.

15 Apr 2012 (annual)
Great Ireland Run

Get training for the Great Ireland Run and follow in some of the world's best runners' footsteps through Dublin's Phoenix Park. You don't have to be a pro though; the run is for runners of all levels.

Read more: Visit IrishCentral's special St. Patrick's Day section for more stories

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